Online: Manjushri Empowerment and Namasangiti Oral Transmission
Schedule By Timezone
10:00 AM Oct 30th San Francisco, California
1:00 PM Oct 30th, New York
6:00 PM Oct. 30th, Vienna, Austria
1:00 AM Oct. 31st Hong Kong / Mongolia / Shanghai
4:00 AM Oct. 31st Melbourne Australia
Manjushri embodies the wisdom of all the Buddhas. On this weekend program in California, Rinpoche who’s name also is a name of Manjushri will bestow oral transmissions and empowerments before the Prayer for All attainments. We need both wisdom and compassion to complete the two accumulation needed for Buddhahood. Often times when someone reads a Dharma text they may not be able to understand it fully. But through connecting with Manjushri and reading the text again and again the wisdom of the true meaning can be revealed in the mind.
The benefits of chanting the names of Manjushri according to Kalki Pundarika’s commentary on the Kalachakra Tantra,
“In order to free all beings from doubt, the Tathagata collected Chanting the Names of Manjushri from all the Mantrayana teachings and taught it to Vajrapani. Whoever does not know Chanting the Names of Manjushri does not know the wisdom body of Vajradhara. Whoever does not know the wisdom body of Vajradhara does not understand the Mantrayana. Whoever does not understand the Mantrayana remains in samsara, separated from the path of the conqueror Vajradhara.
Khentrul RinpocheJonang Kalachakra & Rimé Master
Khentrul Rinpoché Jamphel Lodrö is the founder and spiritual director of Dzokden. Rinpoche is the author of Unveiling Your Sacred Truth, The Great Middle Way: Clarifying the Jonang View of Other-Emptiness, A Happier Life, and The Hidden Treasure of the Profound Path.
Rinpoche spent the first 20 years of his life herding yak and chanting mantras on the plateaus of Tibet. Inspired by the bodhisattvas, he left his family to study in a variety of monasteries under the guidance of over twenty-five masters in all the Tibetan Buddhist traditions. Due to his non-sectarian approach, he earned himself the title of Rimé (unbiased) Master and was identified as the reincarnation of the famous Kalachakra Master Ngawang Chözin Gyatso. While at the core of his teachings is the recognition that there is great value in the diversity of all spiritual traditions found in this world; he focuses on the Jonang-Shambhala tradition. Kalachakra (wheel of time) teachings contain profound methods to harmonize our external environment with the inner world of body and mind, ultimately bringing about the golden age of peace and harmony (dzokden).